In this eSeminar, representatives from the Adobe® Connect™ Support team will pass along valuable insight on working with Adobe Connect recordings. They will outline how Adobe Connect recordings work, and they’ll provide best practices. They also will touch upon the approach for recording repair.
With Adobe Connect, you can:
Record your meetings, edit them, and republish to the content library for widespread on-demand access.
Enable viewers to quickly skip to the most relevant information with automatic indexing of your recording.
Deliver focused recordings by editing content and indexes, anonymizing participants, and hiding specific meeting functionality.
Formalize training around your recordings with Adobe Connect for eLearning.
Recording Architecture and
Friday, September 28
9 – 10 a.m. PDT
12 noon – 1 p.m. EDT
6 – 7 p.m. CET
We’re tremendously excited to announce that our latest version of Adobe Connect Mobile, version 2.0, is now available for iOS and Android devices!
With the realities of today’s business environments where employees and customers are on the move worldwide, it’s not practical to expect that opportunities to collaborate or train only arise while in the office or at a desk. An effective web conferencing solution needs to provide users with the flexibility to not just participate in meetings, but to fully host, collaborate, and drive meetings from their mobile device. It needs to enable trainers to not just provide learner access from any device, but also deliver that training from a mobile device.
With this in mind, we bring you Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0, offering meeting hosts and participants complete confidence to engage in web meetings, webinars, and virtual classrooms on the move using iOS or Android devices. We’ve extended many of the capabilities of previous releases with powerful new features, particularly on tablets. For example:
Complete meeting administration
In addition to existing hosting controls (begin/end meetings, manage attendance, manage attendee roles – Host, Presenter, or Participant, etc.), hosts can now fully control meeting recordings, audio conferencing, and video.
Share content from the cloud or device
Share presentations, videos, images and other content stored in your library in the cloud; in the image library; or on the device drive* itself (*Android).
Enhanced presentation controls and interactivity
In addition to existing presentation controls (presenting content, advancing slides, taking shared notes, running polls, etc.), hosts can now whiteboard with the tip of a finger, change layouts, and foster interaction with a range of emoticons.
Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0 is now available for free download on iTunes Preview here, and the Google Play Store here.
The app supports the following devices and operating systems:
Product Delivers Innovations for Comprehensive Webinars, Mobile Collaboration and Mobile Learning
June 12, 2012 12:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Connect™ 9, the latest version of the company’s Web conferencing software for enterprises and government agencies worldwide. Adobe Connect 9 delivers an all-in-one solution for producing webinars, as well as innovations in mobile-to-mobile collaboration and mobile learning.
Adobe Connect 9 for webinars helps marketers reduce costs and dependency on IT when creating richly formatted, branded registration landing pages, and optimize event promotion through analytics capabilities. Powered by Adobe CQ Web content management and Adobe SiteCatalyst® online analytics, Adobe Connect 9 enables the development of customized event microsites and emails, the delivery of interactive events for up to 1,500 participants, and the measurement of campaign and speaker effectiveness.
Along with the new Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0, Adobe Connect 9 also enables organizations to take their enterprise mobility strategy to the next level with mobile-to-mobile collaboration for tablets and smartphones. Users on Apple iOS, Android and BlackBerry PlayBook devices now have the flexibility and power to host and collaborate in online meetings just as they would on a desktop computer.
Additionally, Adobe Connect 9 for eLearning delivers greater mobile learning capabilities, enabling instructors to deliver virtual classes directly from devices and learners to participate from a tablet or smartphone. The latest version supports HTML5 content, such as that generated with Adobe Creative Suite® software, as well as SCORM 1.2 and 2004 content, widely used for Web-based learning.
Top new capabilities include:
Customizable Event Landing Pages and Catalogs – Templates enable quick creation of landing pages, speaker information, registration pages and login pages. Templates can be customized using rich components, including images, tables, charts and carousels.
Template-based Email Content and Triggers – Either standard or custom, email templates can be developed quickly and easily using new drag-and-drop capabilities. Email triggers can be created for specified registration groups at predefined times.
Engagement Dashboard – Monitor event engagement in real time. A color-coded meter helps event hosts track message effectiveness. Critical information can be tracked to improve future events.
Online Analytics – Event organizers can analyze participant engagement and identify the most effective meeting elements and topics. Dynamic analytics capabilities provide real-time insight into the performance of individual marketing promotions and programs as a whole.
Advanced Mobile Support for Meetings and Training – Meeting hosts enjoy greater flexibility presenting from mobile devices, leveraging whiteboard and annotation tools and the ability to share documents from tablets, as well as the cloud. Instructors can manage virtual classrooms from devices with the same presenter and sharing options, as well as breakout room controls.
Arun Anantharaman, vice president and general manager, Adobe
“Web conferencing is now mainstream and mission-critical across enterprises and government agencies, with organizations counting on it for training, employee collaboration and citizen engagement. In parallel, the ability to collaborate from mobile devices is becoming an imperative. Adobe Connect 9 supports forward-looking organizations by offering a unified solution for rich webinars, eLearning, and Web meetings anytime, anywhere and on any device.”
Melissa Webster, program vice president, Content & Digital Media Technologies, IDC
“With the rise of mobile and expectation to go beyond simple screen sharing, Web conferencing requirements have evolved notably for enterprises today. Adobe Connect has been used by organizations to improve communication and collaboration among employees, customers and constituents for several years. It is good to see Adobe respond to this ongoing evolution with the latest version, including through updates to its webinar solution.”
“Adobe Connect 9 will save money and time when creating customized webinar landing pages with its rich, built-in microsite creation tools. In addition, the new templates in Adobe Connect will enable my in-house team to create engaging, branded content for each event. This is a big benefit because it improves recruitment and the overall experience for our attendees.”
“The advanced analytics in Adobe Connect 9 enable us to get actionable information in real-time. It is so important to customize reporting, especially when measuring webinar effectiveness. With Adobe Connect we can track from invitation to registration through attendance. With this information, we can easily improve participation, quality of sessions and lead management.”
Here’s another great example of using Connect in the classroom. It has come from one of our Adobe Education Leaders who published this on the AEL blog. The AEL blog is worth keeping track of in its own right at: http://blogs.adobe.com/educationleaders/
My thanks to Lee Keller for this article:
A few weeks ago one of our teachers I had trained came up to me at a science curriculum meeting and asked if there was any training planned for Adobe Connect Pro. She had been in one of my training courses over a year ago and quickly became one of our most avid users. Her IB class met for reviews before tests during after school hours and often collaborated with teachers and classes at other schools around the country. She had colleagues at Suncoast High School (one of the top public high schools in the country) that were interested in learning how to do the great things she did with her classes.
Participants with cams test the system.
I told her I would create one and invite other schools and departments that had expressed interest. Within a couple weeks I had a class of 17 coming from diverse backgrounds and needs. My class is run online through our Moodle installation, but the actually training is done completely through Adobe Connect Pro. Participants log into the system and I use the desktop share to immerse them in the program as they learn about it. It increases their comfort level immediately when they see how easy it is to get started.
Before our third class an IB Economics teacher in the course called me with some questions about Connect. As we talked, she expressed that she wasn’t sure how she might use it in her class. I told her about my favorite use, bringing guest speakers into the class via Connect. We talked about contacts she had and found that a friend of hers works in the Federal Reserve. Suddenly, the lights went on in her head and the excitement in her voice told me that her class would be doing many field trips through Adobe Connect Pro. Recording a session like that can make the experience available for other classes and schools any where in the world.
A little over a week ago I was doing a short presentation about Adobe Connect Pro at another local high school. I mentioned the free app for Connect and within minutes several teachers were raising their IOS and Android phones in the air showing the online meeting. They were amazed that students that were out of school for extended illness or attending events could still participate in class with nothing more than a smartphone.
While Adobe has so many great products, I really feel that Connect Pro is the best educational tool in their arsenal. With it you can demonstrate any program as we often do with our AEL meetings. You can bring in guests to speak from any where in the world and excite students about topics with collaborative projects. Adobe has also made some very great pricing structures for K-12, making it a bargain in tough economic times.
The availability of applications for mobile devices is crucial for the world of education as more and more students own personal devices that they want to use within the institution. Connect is already available on many devices, but now there is a specific version for Apple iOS.
We’ve recently pushed out significant updates of our Adobe Connect Mobile web conferencing app for Android and the BlackBerry PlayBook. We’ve mentioned in the posts introducing them that a new version of our app for Apple iOS devices was coming, as well—and based on feedback we’ve received via our social channels, we know many of you have been waiting. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 for Apple iOS is now available!
This is the first version of the app to be optimized for iPad, something in particular we know has been anticipated. With this version, which also includes enhancements you’ll appreciate on the iPhone and iPod Touch, we’re providing users a far more complete mobile conferencing experience. With an entirely updated user interface, you’ll feel more like a full meeting participant and can interact in many of the same ways as someone on a desktop system, with the added benefit and convenience of a touch screen.
Some of the cool features of the app include:
Participate in multi-point video conferencing and add your own upstream video broadcast to the conversation.
Adobe Connect Mobile for iOS supports the rear- and forward-facing cameras of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4. The app detects that the device has two cameras and provides the option to use one or the other, and also to switch cameras at any time while broadcasting.
Meeting Overview and Focus View Options
In Meeting Overview, watch all the activities happening in the meeting at once.
Tap or navigate to focus in on any one meeting activity like the slide presentation or screen share.
Focus on an activity to enter your input in Chat, Private Chat, and Polls.
While in Focus View, instant notifications help you stay current with off-screen activities that may need your attention, like new or private chat messages. Tap to focus on new activities directly from these notifications.
Check out this video to see the app in action, including several of the features I’ve described.
Adobe Connect Mobile 1.5 is now available for free download; check it out on iTunes Preview here. The app supports:
iPhone 3GS with iOS 4 or higher*
iPhone 4 with iOS 4 or higher*
iPod Touch 3rd generation with iOS 4 or higher*
iPad and iPad 2 with iOS 4 or higher*
(*Applies to later versions released as of the date of this posting)
You might not automatically think of using Adobe Connect in a Primary School, but Eureka Primary School in South Derbyshire has enhanced their Learning Platform with Adobe Connect to better engage pupils in a range of subjects. What is interesting about Eureka is that they have found many different ways to benefit from the technology.
Initially Adobe Connect was used as a collaborative tool within the school for pupils to talk with each other, but increasingly it is now used to communicate beyond the school boundaries, not only from home but across the atlantic to a school in Florida. Through Connect, the children can watch each other’s animations and review other work to give immdiate feedback. This is a new experience that enriches the learning experience bring subjects such as georgraphy to life. As Eureka becomes more familiar with the technology they are beginning to use a greater range of tools, for example voting on questions, Q&A and chat. Not only are lessons more enjoyable but the children have gained in confidence learning valuable planning and project management skills in the process.
Eureka has plans to increase the use of video, record school activities and create an information exchange for the children. So, in answer to the first question ‘Does Connect make sense for Primary Schools’ the answer is definitely Yes! Download the full Eureka case study: EurekaPrimarySchool_Case Study
We’ve got a lot of attention in the press recently; much of which is related to the Creative ID quiz and Creativity in the Classroom generally. I’ve summarised the coverage so that partners can use this with their customers to validate the importance of creativity as a skill and as a key differentiator for students. Connect is also getting a lot of attention with some great examples of use during the bad weather before Xmas.
The Adobe stand at BETT is K40 where we will have all of our technology on show and experts available to talk with customers and partners. Please follow us on Twitter @AdobeUKEdu
Adobe will be live-streaming, over Adobe Connect, the Adobe Education Leaders best-practice sessions, so even if you can’t make BETT you can tune in:
Join us for live 30-minute presentations from leaders in creative education -bring creativity into everyday lessons
At stand K40 you’ll hear from UK teachers already using Adobe tools to engage today’s digital generation of students. They’ll show you how Adobe tools can bring incredible creativity into everyday lessons.
Technological change is accelerating. Join us at stand K40 and find out how to keep your students up-to-date on using new communication channels, like social media, to their advantage. See how Adobe software can make this both engaging and easy.
Enhancing creativity in every classroom with Adobe
Recent research, conducted by OnePoll on Adobe’s behalf, highlights how incredibly important UK employers and lecturers consider creativity in applicants. At stand K40, Adobe will explain how Adobe curriculums, certification and learning resources can be used to ensure that students have all the requisite skills at interview. Adobe will also be unveiling the new ‘Adobe Creativity Toolkit’.
Let us know what you think of this Quick Reference Guide for Connect. We’ve tried to take the main features of Connect and put them into an education context by considering the needs of educators, students and institutions. We’ve got a couple of others on the go at themoment, but it’s not too late to influence what we do.
On the front of the guide we’ve listed key features and benefits as a sales tool for partners. On the reverse of the guide we’ve listed resources and links to other information that is valuable to both partners and customers. Enjoy!
We announced Adobe Connect 8 on Monday, November 1 and have received terrific press coverage. Notable quotes include:
“The most important thing to know about Connect 8 is that it can enhance virtually any meeting, whether in person or remote…Any way it goes, [Adobe] Connect 8 has the potential to drastically change the way we meet and interact.”
– Chris Dawson, ZDNnet
“Adobe introduces a variety of new features and capabilities in Adobe Connect 8 designed to make the entire online meeting process smoother and more intuitive…the features and functions…make a compelling case for taking a closer look at what Adobe is bringing to the table before selecting an online meeting platform.”
–Tony Bradley, PC World
We also launched a totally redesigned website which highlights our key differentiators and three solution areas: web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. The differentiators apply equally to education as well as the enterprise: